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Title:Retention and reduction in reduplicants of Semai
Abstract:One dialect of Semai has two homophonous verb forms ɟɨk, one of which means “to stand” and the other “to marry”. When these two verbs are reduplicated, however, the former surfaces as ɟiɲɟɨk and the latter as ɟəkɟɨk, the difference being explainable historically by a segment retained in the reduplicant which has been lost in the base. This paper explores the wide variety of reduplication, including this one, found across various Semai dialects, then proposes a series of iambic reductions that serve to explain these phenomena, replacing in the process the notion of ‘incopyfixation.’ Examples of this same general pattern of reduplication and reduction are also provided from several other Aslian languages.
Contributor (author):Phillips, Timothy C.
Date (W3CDTF):2011
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/52500
Extent:pp. 178-197
Is Part Of:Mon-Khmer Studies
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):MY
Subject:Semai language
Aslian languages; Reduplication; Iambic reduction
Subject (ISO639):sea
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Phillips, Timothy C. 2011. Mon-Khmer Studies.
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Country: Malaysia
Area: Asia

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